Contingent Faculty - Special Education/Gifted Dept.

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 7, 2022

Posting Details

About NMHU

Highlands University is an open admissions university with over 70% Hispanic, Native American or African American with nearly 40% studying at the Master’s Degree level. The university is committed to student success and improved retention and graduation rates. NMHU serves approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students at the main campus in Las Vegas, NM (one hour east of Santa Fe) and another 1300 students at centers in Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, and Albuquerque. For more information about the university, visit the website at

Position Information

Job Title
Contingent Faculty - Special Education/Gifted Dept.

Contingent Faculty

Classification Title
Per Course

Position Summary

The School of Education is comprised of five Academic Departments including Educational Leadership, Teacher Education, Special Education/Gifted Department, Curriculum and Instruction, and Counseling.

Specific teaching responsibilities will be commensurate with candidate’s qualifications, but may focus on the individual’s specification area(s). The successful candidate may teach day, evening, weekend, and online/ ZOOM, or face to face courses.

Duties and Responsibilities

The person selected for this position will teach Special Education/Gifted courses.
- Teaching the course(s);
- Grading Assignments;
- Entering Midterm and Final Grades;
- Corresponding, working with students, staff, and other faculty;
- Attend Monthly Department Meetings, and
- Other requirements and responsibilities for Contingent Faculty can be found in the University Handbook.

Minimum Qualifications

Masters in Special Education.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters in Special Education, and
Doctorate in Special Education.
Preference will be given to candidate(s) who have online teaching experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

- Proficiency teaching and communicating with colleagues and students via electronic and digital modalities.
- Proficiency in the integration of technology to support teaching and learning.
- Proficiency in Brightspace or other Learning Management System.

Work Location

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Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
  3. Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
  4. Letter(s) of Recommendation
  5. Curriculum Vitae
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